Laboratory Animal Science Course - FELASA Cat. C
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Owner/Developer: INSTITUTE FOR MOLECULAR AND CELL BIOLOGY (IBMC)
02 May 2016
|Description:||The IBMC course is the only course in Portugal to obtain FELASA accreditation (accreditation number 020/08). This course follows the recommendations of FELASA for laboratory animal science training for scientists (Category C). The course combines theory (lectures, self-study) with practical exercises and group assignments. Focus is on how to design, plan and carry out experiments to minimize animal harm. This course will give you the necessary training to obtain a permit to work with animals in most European countries. Attending this course is a first step to meet the challenge of doing good research with animals in a responsible way. But laboratory animal science is a developing discipline, and what is best practice today may not be so in five years.|
Hands-on training, Interactive online resources, Lecture, Workshops
80 hours / 2 weeks
The candidate has to hold at least a BSc - Bologna 1 cycle degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Veterinary, Medicine, Pharmacy or similar.
Teachers and educators, Students, Researchers, Technicians
Governmental bodies, Academia, Industry
Continuing Professional Development
Carrying out procedures on animals, Designing procedures and projects, Taking care of animals, Ethics, Legislative aspects
Full coverage (a dedicated course)
Rodents, Small animals
|Course level on animal species:||
|Details on the topic or technology covered:||
Biology and husbandry of laboratory animals
Microbiology and disease
Health hazards and safe practices in the animal house design and conduct of animal experiments
Anaesthesia, analgesia and experimental procedures
Alternatives to animal use Ethical aspects and legislation
Analysis of scientific literature
Project work for Cat C course (prepare a complete protocol for a research project or an experiment)
Directive 2010/63/EU or equivalent
The course give the necessary training to obtain a permit to work with animals.
1) Written exam - covering all topics addressed during the course.
2) Presentation of a research protocol - This work is elaborated in groups of 3-5 students throughout the course
|Accreditation body and/or authority that approved the education or training:||
FELASA (Federation for European Laboratory Animal Science Assocations)
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